Kate Sienkiewicz

The willet (left) and Savannah sparrow are just two of the species that have returned to the Fermilab grounds since the water levels at A.E. Sea and DUSAF pond have been lowered. Photos: Dave Spleha Have you noticed the changes over the last couple of years in DUSAF pond and A.E. Sea, near Fermilab’s east entrance? The lakes were lowered to decrease flooding in the Village and to alleviate a number of harmful impacts across many different systems. In addition…

Surface water in ponds, lakes, field tiles (pink), and ditches all contribute to the amount of water on the Fermilab site. Some of this water feeds directly into the industrial cooling water system (blue) that helps cool experiments, while more confined water can result in increased wetland areas (green). Field tile and wetland investigation are still in process. Image courtesy of FESS The fulfillment of Fermilab’s historic scientific mission is possible thanks to the cooling mechanisms put in place when…